Good morning one and all
I went out detecting yesterday with my shovel slave. He was listening to the formula one and having a jolly time. At least, that’s what I told him.
The fields we went on were COVERED in trash. I don’t think the farmers take very good care of their fields, and there is foil and tin can everywhere, above and below the surface!!
Foil and can just so happens to sound pretty good, so you can imagine how much of it I dug up.
A small selection of objects came up including a very bashed new pound coin, a molten blob of ‘bronze’?? A couple of buttons and a bullet. Along with these was this unusual item.
It looks like the end of a very large old fashioned spoon in shape, but is heavy and has some text on the back. Unfortunately it has decided to corrode in the most inconvenient place, so half the text is almost hidden. Can any of you make it out?? There is a crown at the very top, but other than that, I’m stumped.
There aren’t any measurements, but it’s about 2 inches long.
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It looks like a spoon or fork handle bit. It’s machine made so highly likely to be Victorian and, as it's pewter, it won’t be later than 19th century
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
Thanks Cath. Did you mean it won’t be later than 20th Century or earlier than the 19th??
Live long and prospect
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It was made where most cutlery was - Sheffield. You also have an item just below the knackered coin which is part of a door latch workings so you can safely lose that if you want